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Teenage Lancaster singer and her dog steal show on The Voice UK

Olivia-Mae Mulqueeney on The Voice UK

A teenage Lancaster singer - and her dog! - stole the show on Saturday night TV with help from pop star Olly Murs.

Olivia-Mae Mulqueeney appeared on The Voice UK and made it to the next round when Murs agreed to mentor her.

The 16-year-old impressed superstar coaches Murs, Will.I.Am, Sir Tom Jones and Anne-Marie with her powerful vocals.

Olivia-Mae was watched in the studio by her proud mum Cheryl, dad Phil and dog Molly.

Molly, who Olivia described as her "fur baby", then ran across the studio floor to the Lancaster teenager after she finished singing.

Then Molly decided to explore the studio, much to the audience's delight!

Animal-mad Olivia has two dogs, two ducks, two rabbits, a fish and a cat! She has been singing since the age of three.

On The Voice UK, the four coaches sit with their backs to the contestants as they sing and have to judge them on their voice alone.

If they hit their buzzer during the song, their chair spins around, and this means the coach has picked the contestant to be on their mentorship team.

Olly (below) hit his buzzer during Olivia's song, a performance of 'Good Without' by Mimi Webb.

After Olivia sang, Olly Murs said: "16? Wow! That was some confidence.

"I absolutely loved that audition, I thought it was fantastic. It's lovely to have you on my team.

"Do you take your dog everywhere?"

Olivia said: "Not everywhere! But she's like my best friend, Molly. I've been singing with her since I was a baby.

"She's been on my journey with me, so I thought I'd bring her with me.

"I'm delighted to be in your team, Olly!

"I'm feeling absolutely amazing, I honestly can't believe what just happened."

Music legend Sir Tom said: "Beautiful singer! You stayed strong all the way through and I love that."

Here is a video of Olivia's performance, from The Voice UK YouTube channel.

Earlier Olivia was shown with Cheryl, Phil and the animals at their family home, a converted church.

She said: "I've always been singing, whether it's been on holiday, at school, in plays or around my house.

"I've been watching The Voice all my life. I've been dreaming about it since I was five. Being on The Voice is the biggest day of my life, because it can be the rest of my life."

Cheryl said: "When I watch Liv sing, I feel really really proud. I still can't believe she's mine when I look at her."

Olivia sings regularly at local venues and was part of Morecambe Music Festival earlier this year.

You can see how far she progresses on the show as The Voice UK continues on Saturday nights on ITV1.

Images are from The Voice UK.

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